Our Services: Subdivisions and Site Plans

Subdivisions and Site Plans create business parks, shopping centers, industrial parks, apartment buildings, and new residential neighborhoods. There is a good chance you live or work in a “subdivision.” In Maine, a subdivision is created when three or more parcels of land, living units, or rental units are sold or created from a larger parcel. Subdivisions are regulated by state statute and are administered by local town planning boards.

Within the state statute, there is a minimum of 20 review criteria that a local planning board must consider when evaluating an application to subdivide a property. Towns and cities can impose even more review criteria if they so choose under what is known as home rule. Most towns and cities do in fact require more review than the state minimums.

Steve Salsbury is an on-staff licensed code enforcement officer who knows the ins and outs of the review process for subdivisions and site plans. Herrick & Salsbury, Inc., can offer turnkey approvals for your project, managing your application from start to finish, including working with planning boards, project consultants, and representing clients with the authority having jurisdiction.

Recently Approved Projects:

  • 4 building, 24-unit apartment complex
  • 2 12-unit apartment buildings
  • 5-duplex building project, 10 units total
  • 14-lot residential subdivision
  • 10-lot residential subdivision
  • 350-unit self-storage complex
  • 70-unit self-storage project